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On Sat, 07 Feb 2009 05:38:44 UTC Christopher James Stagg (16) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To never be able to see my father again
Where would you like to live?
In a small town, where everybody knows everybody and life is simple
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
To live near my father, living a humble yet peaceful life
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
To not meeting my own standards of behavior
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
Holden Caulfield
Who are your favorite characters in history?
President James K. Polk, Socrates
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Gloria Steinem
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Those who forego womanly tendencies while still remaining womanly
Your favorite painter?
Your favorite musician?
Claude Debussy
The quality you most admire in a man?
Feminine qualities
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Manly virtues, honesty in friendship
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Video games, reading, sometimes writing
Who would you have liked to be?
Holden Caulfield
Your most marked characteristic?
A craving for precision and absolute truth, desire to help others
What do you most value in your friends?
Honesty and humility--provided they possess physical charm making them worth having
What is your principle defect?
Coldness; lack of understanding
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
Never to have faced hardships
What would you like to be?
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite flower?
The snowdrop or orchid
What is your favorite bird?
The cardinal
Who are your favorite prose writers?
At the moment, J. D. Salinger
Who are your favorite poets?
Reinhold Niebuhr and Stephen Crane
Who are your heroes in real life?
My father
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
The strong women who raised and supported the men among men
What are your favorite names?
The names the woman of my life will give to my children
What is it you most dislike?
My worst qualities
What historical figures do you most despise?
Those who abuse power for selfish purposes, epsecially under a façade of benevolence
What event in military history do you most admire?
None--war is a detestable hell
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Irresistible charm and the ability to convey my thoughts orally
How would you like to die?
Knowing that I have done even a little good in the world, though none is recognized
What is your present state of mind?
Fear of misrepresenting myself, irritance at self-analysis
What is your motto?
"Learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow." (Isaiah 1:17)

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